Achievements

R. Judson Mitchell, chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Tech Committee, presented a free “How to Code” session on March 22 for those interested in learning more about how to program websites, games, and apps. The presentation was part of 2015 Hackcess to Justice Louisiana: A Social Justice Hackathon

Robert R. M. Verchick will participate in the Cuba Hoy conference, a week-long event designed to promote cultural and business encounters betweens citizens of the United States and Cuba. He will present at the law and policy seminars on the issues of environment, energy, and disaster resilience.

Imre Szalai, recognized for his expertise in arbitration law, was selected to serve as a board member of the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute. Through the Institute, he will assist in public education, the development of legal strategies and policy, and grassroots advocacy against the use of forced arbitration.

David Gruning, along with editors Alain Levasseur and John Randall Trahan of LSU Law Center, has recently published a primary translation and update of the French Civil Code.

Robert R. M. Verchick will present a paper at Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) in Paris on the topic, “Adapting to a Changing Climate.” The presentation, part of a symposium titled, "Exploring the Toolbox of International Law from the Perspective of the December 2015 Paris Conference on Climate,” was made possible by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy.

John A. Lovett has been named a 2015 CityBusiness Leader in Law. John is one of 50 area professionals in the field of law recognized for their career and community accomplishments.

Davida Finger has been elected to the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) for a three year term starting in 2015. 

The Loyola University Senate has chosen Sandi S. Varnado as recipient of its 2015 Award for Excellence in Advising. Sandi will receive her award at the President's Convocation for Faculty and Staff on January 9, 2015. 

The American Association of Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research has nominated Loyola professor and alumna Mary Garvey Algero as a 2015 member-at-large of its Executive Committee. The LWRR Section will move to approve Algero and other nominated officers at the Section business meeting on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

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